Green3Power Operations has signed an agreement to build renewable energy facility (REF), with an investment of $175m, at the existing St. Lucie County solid waste landfill management facility in Florida, US.

G3P along with its partner R.G. Vanderweil Engineers will design, engineer and construct the facility.

Additionally, G3P will own, operate and maintain the facility for 20 years.

The company will license its thermal gasification process to the REF, to produce synthesis gas and then diesel fuel through the Fischer-Tropsch process.

The REF will be designed to convert approximately 1,000 tons per day of municipal solid waste, green waste, construction and demolition waste and used tires into approximately 80,000 gallons per day of ultra-low sulfur synthetic green No. 2 diesel fuel, the company said.

G3P CEO Dr Neil Williams said: "Thenew facility St. Lucie County to increase their landfill air space over time while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

"To that end, and due to the close proximity of the site to the G3P corporate offices, I95, and the Florida Turnpike, G3P plans to construct our showcase facility at the St. Lucie County site."